Sivut kuvina

of name for residence of him and his knights were deriving Tuiscon or Tuiston (for so Tacitus calla this Caer-leon, Winchester (where his table is yet him) from the hoodt-son, i. e. the eldest son. supposed to be, but that seems of later date) and Others (as the author here) suppose him son to Camelot, in Somersetsiiire. Some put his number Gomer, and take (6) him for Aschenaz (rememtwelve. I have seen them anciently pictured bered hy Moses as first son to Gomer, and from twenty-four, in a poetical story of him; and in whom the Hebrews call the Germans (c) AscheDenbighshire, Stow tells us, in the parish of Lan- naziın) whose relics probably indeed seem to be. sannan, on the side of a stony bill, in a circular in Tuisco, which hath been made of Aschen, plain, cut out of a main rock, with some twenty- either by the Dutch prepositive article tie or lie, four seats unequal, which they call Arthur's as our ibe (according to Derceto for Atergatis (d), round table. Some catalogues of arms have the which should be Adardaga, in Ctesias; and Dacoats of the knights blazoned ; but I think with nubius for Adubenus in Festus, perhaps therein as good warrant as Rabelais (1) can justity that corrupted, as Joseph Scaliger observes; as Theue sir Lancelot du Lac flays horses in Hell, and that, dibald for libald, in Procopius, and Diceneus “ Tous les chevaliers de la table ronde estoient for Ceneus among the Getes) or through mistakpourres gaigne deniers, tirans la rame pur passer ing of x or w or it in the Hebrew, as in Rhodanim les riveres de Cocyte, Phlegeton, Styx, Acheron 7 for y(«) being Dodanim, and in Chalibes and & Lethe, quand messieurs les diables se veulent Alyhes for 'Thalybes, from Tubal, by taking on or esbatre sur l'eau, come font les basteliers de Lyon * for n; for in ruler manuscripts, by an imperfect et gondoliers de Venise. Mais pour chacune pas. reader, the first mistaking might be as soon as the sade ils n'ont qu'un nazarde, & sur le soir quel rest. I conjecture it the rather, for that in most hisque morceau de pain chaumeny (»). Of them, tories diversity with ailinity betwixt the saine, meant their number, exploits, a d prodigions perform- proper names (especially eastern as this was) is ances, you may read Caxton's published volume, ordinary; as Megabyzus, in Ctesias, is Bacabadigested by him into twenty-one books, ont of sus, in Justin, who calls Aaron, Aruas, and Herodivers French and Italian fables. Froin such I lotus his Smerdis, Mergilis; Asarhaddon, Coras abstain, as I may.

and Esther in the scriptures, are thus, Sardana

palus, Cyrus, and Amestris in the Greek stories ; And for Caermardhin's sake

Eporedorix, Ambiorix, Ariminius, in Cesar and Two Merlins (w) have our stories : One of Scot

Sueton, supposed to have been Frederic, Henry, land, commonly titled Sylvester, or Calelonius, Herman: divers like examples occur; and in comliving under Arthur; the othér Ambrosius (of parison of Arrian with Q. Curtius, very many; like whom before) born of a nun (daughter to the king as also in the life of saint John the evangelist, anof South Wales) in Caermardhin, not naming the ciently written(/) in Arairie, you have Asubaplace (for rather in British his name is Merubin) sianuusu, Thithimse, Damthianuusu, for Vespabut the place (which in Ptolemy is Maridupnn) sian, Titus, Domitian; and in our stories Andronaming him ; begotten, as the vulgar, by an in geus for Cæsar's Mandubratius. From Tuisco is cubus. For his burial (in supposition as uncer our name of Tuesday; and in that too, taking the tain as his birth, actions, and all of those too

place of Mars (the must fiery star, and observe fabulously mixt stories) and his ladly of the lake, withal that against the vulgar opiúion, the planetit is hy liberty of profession laid in France by that

ary account of days is (9) very ancient) discovers Italian Ariosto (r): which perhaps is as credible as

affinity with Aschenaz, in whose notation (as some some more of his attributes, seeing no persuading body (b) observes) vs signities fire. authority, in any of them, rectifies the uncertainty. But for his birth are the next song, and They Saxons first were call'd

So a Latin rhyme in Engelhuse (1) also ; Tuisco Gomer's son from unbuilt Babel brought. Quippe brevis gladius apud illos Saxa vocatur, According to the text (y), the Jews affirm that

Unde sibi Saxo nomen traxisse putatur. all the sons of Noah were dispersed through the Although from the Sacans, or Sagans, a populous Earth, and every one's name left to the land he nation in Asia (which were also Scythians, and of possessed. Upon this tradition, and false Berosus'

whom an old poet (h), as most others in their testimony, it is affirmed that Yunisco (son of Noah, epithets and passages of the Scythians, gotten with others after the flood (o) upon his wife Arczia) took to his part the coast about Rhine,

Τόξα Σακαι φορέοντες ά μηκέτις άλλος ελέγχει and that thence came the name of Teutschland and

Τοξευτής, ου γάρ σφι Θέμις ανεμώλια βάλλειν.* Teutsch, which we call Dutch, through Ger

() Jorloc. Willich. comm. ad Tacit. Germaniam. many. Some (a) make him the same with Gomer,

& Pantaleon lib. 1. eldest son 10 Japhet (by whom these parts of


(c) Elias Levit. in Thisb. Arias Mont. in Peleg. Europe were peopled) out of notation of bis name,

(il) Stral). lib. &. & 15. de aliis quæ hic con(1) Livre 2. cap. 30.

gerimus. (u) “The knights of the round table used to (c) Broughton in concent. præf. ferry spirits over Styx, Acheron, and other rivers, (1) Pet. Kirstenius. Grammaticæ Arabicæ sute and for their fare have a fillip on the nose and a junxit. piece of inouldy bread.”

(9) Scalig. in prolegom. ad emendat. temp. (21) Giral. Itiner. Camb. 2. cap. 8.

(n) Melanethon ap. Becan. in Indoscyth. (2) Orland. Furios. cant. 3. See Spenser's (i) Ap. Camdenum. Paery Qu. lib. 3. cant. 3. (y) Gen, 10. (k) Dionys. Afer in 11epiny. (2) Munster. Cosm. I. 3.

* The shooting Sace nove can teach them art: (a) Goropius in Ind. Scythic.

For what they loos'd at, never escapes their dari

to it more.

A faculty for which the English bave had no small, sion, thereby omitting twenty-two. For although bonoar in their later wars with the French) both Marian's published chronicle (which is but a deGoropius, with long argument in his Becceselana, floration () by Robert of Lorrain, bishop of Hereour judicious Camden, and others, will have them ford, under Henry the First, and an epitome of as it were, Sacai's 0.15. According hereto is that Marian) goes near from the ordinary tiine of name of Sacasena ('), which a culony of them incarnation under Augustus, yet he lays it also, gave to part of Armenia, and the Sasones ( m) in according to the Roman abbot, Dionysius, in the Scythia, on this side of Imaus. Howsoever, the twenty-third year following, which was rather by author's conceit thus chosen is very apt, nor dis taking advantage of Donysius's errour, than folagrering to this other, in that some cominunity lowing his opinion. For when he (about Justinian's was betwixt the name of Sacæ or Saga, and a time) made his period of D.XXXII. years of the certain sharp weapon called sagaris, used by the golden number and cycle of the sun multiplied, Ainazons, Sacans, and Persians, as the Greek it fell out so in his computation, that the fifteenth stories inform us (2).

moon following the Jews' passover, the dominical

letter, Friday, and other concurrents according The Britons here allur'd to call them to her aid.

to ecclesiastical tradition supposed for the pasMost suppose them sent to by the Britons, much sion, could not be but in the twelfth (s) ycar subject to the irruptiens of Piits and Scots, and after his birth (a lapse by himself niuch repented) so invited hither for aid : but the stories of Gildas and then supposing Christ lived thirty-four years, ani Nemi is have no such thing, but only that twenty-two must needs be omitted ; a collection there landed of them (as banished their country, directly against his meaning; having only forgotten which Geflery of Monmouth expresses also) three

to fit those concurrents. This account (in itself, long boats in Kent, with Horsa and Hergist, cap

and by the abbot's purpose, as our vulgar is now, tains. They afterward were most willingly re

but with some little difierence) erroneously followquested to multiply their number by senling for ed, I conjecture, made thein, which too much desired more of their countrymen to help kng Vortigern; correction, add the supposed evangelical twenty-two and under that colour, and by Ronix (daughter vears to such times as were before true ; and so to Hengist, and wife to Vortigern) her womanish

caine CCCC.XXVIII. to be CCCC.XLIX. and subtilts, in greater number were here planted. CCCC. L. which White, of Basiugstoke (although Of this, more large in every common story. But aiming to be accurate) unjustly follows. Subtracto believe their first arrival rather for new place tion of this number, and, in some, addition (of of habitation, than upon embassame of the Britons, addition you shall have perhaps example in I am peruaded by this, that among the Cim anien ment of the C.I VI. year for kius Lucius' brians, Gagis, Goths, Ducans, Sythians, and

letters to pope Flutherius) will rectify many especially the Sacansio) (if Strabo deceive not, from gross absurdities in our chronologies, which are big shon our Saxons) with other northern people, it

trans.ribing, interpolation, misprinting, and creepwas a custom upon numerous abundance, to trans-ing in of antichronisms now and then, strangely plant colonies: froin ulje o use the Parthians disordered. (stot ont of Scythia, as ti Romans dil their Ver

To get their seat in Gaul, which on Nuestria light. () Sacrum) ritain that name, signifying banislied (says Trogns;) not urlikely, from the Hebrew

And a little after, parat? q), which is to separate, and also to mul Call'd North-men, froin the north of Germany tiply in this kind of propagation, as it is used in that came the promise to Abraham, ani in Isaiah's consolation to the church. Here being the main change

What is now Normandy is, in some, stiled Neu. of the British name and state, a word or two of stria and Nuestria, corruptly, as most think, for the tine anrl year is not untimely. Most put it Westria, that is, West-rien, i. e. the West kingunder CD. XL IX. (according to Bede's copies om confined anciently betrixt the Meuse and and their followers) or Co. L. of Christ : whereas Loire) in respect of Austrich or Oostrich, i.e. the indeed, by apparent proof, it was in (1).XXVII.

East kingdom, nuw Lorrain, upon such reason as and the fourth of Valentinian, the emperor.

the archdukedom hath his name at this day. Prise and Camden (out of an old fragment an

Rollo (1), son of a Danish potentate, accompanied Dexed to Nennius) and, before them, the author

with divers Danes, Norwegians, Scythians, Goths, of Fasciculos Temporum bave placed it. Thc

and a supplement of English, which he had of emur I imagine to be from restoring of worn-out

king Atheistan, about the year D.CCCC. made times, in Bele and others, by those wrich fell transmigration into France, and there, after suine into the same erreur with Florence of Worcester, martial discords, honoured in holy tincture of and Marian the Scot, who begin the received Christianity with the name of Robert, received(n) Coristian account bat twelve years before the pas- sister) Gilia, this tract as her dower, containing

of Charies the simple, with his daughter (or () Straho. I. 12.

(as before) more than Normandy. It is report() Puolim.gograph. lib. 5. can. is.

ed (0), that when the bishops at this donation re(z) Herodot. Polyhyrnin. Xenoph. i szezés. 8. Stra- quired him to kiss the king's foot for homage bs, lib. See the eighth song:

ter scornful refusal, le commanded one of bis o Jatig, lity. 21. & 41. Herodot. Clio Walinch. Hypodig. Neust. Gemetis.cns. lib. 1. cap. 4.

(r) Malmesb. lib. 4. de Pontificib. Sabonis & Grais morem hunc fuisa mernini le

(s) Paul. die Midicburgo part. 2. lib. 5. piss me apnd Varronein & Colinelladı.

(1) See Song XIII. (D) Frostit. in eol. & Mainertinis.

(u) Paul. Em. hist. Franc. 3. ( 9 Gen. 28. 14. Isai. 34. 3.

(0) Guil. Geneticens. lib. 2. cap. 17.




knights to do it; the knight took up the king's befleu and Southampton, was cast away, so that leg, and in straining it to his mouth, overturned Heaven only spared him this issue, Maud, the him; yet nothing but honourable respect followed empress, married, at last, to Geffrey Plantagenets on either part.

earl of Anjou, from whom, in a continued race That as the conquerors' blood did to the conquer'd until Richard the Third, that most noble suruame

through Henry the Second (son to this Maud) run.

possessed the royal throne of England. Our author makes the Norman invasion a reuniting of several kindred, rather than a conquest by a mere stranger, taking argument as well from

identity of countryship (being all Germans by
original, and the people of the Cimbrica Chersone-
sus (70) now Denmark, anciently called Saxons)
as from contingency of blood 'twixt the Anglo-
Saxon kings, and the Norman dukes, thus ex-
pressed :

In this song, Severn gives the doom
Rollo, christened (r) Robert,

What of her Lundy should become.

And whilst the nimble Cambrian rills
-William L.

Dance hy-da-gies amongst the hills,

The Muse them to Camarden brings;
Richard I.
-Gunnor, a Danish lady.

Where Merlin's wondrous birth she sings.

From thence to Pembrook she doth make, Ethelred king

To see how Milford state doth take : of England - Emma. Richard II.

The scattered islands there dotlı tell: 1

And, visiting saint David's cell, Edward the Confessor. Richard III. Robert L.

Doth sport her all the shores along,

Preparing the ensuing song. William the Conqueror. Object not that duke Robert got the Conqueror Now Sabrine, as a queen, miraculously fair, upon Arletta (from whom perhaps came our name Is absolutely plac'd in her imperial chair of barlot) his concubine, nor that consanguinita- Of crystal richly wrought, that gloriously did sbine, tis & agnotionis jura à patre tantum & legitimis Her grace becoming well, a creature so divine: nuptiis oriuntur (y), as the civil law, and upon And as her godlike self, so glorious was her throne, the matter the English also detines; but rather In which himself to sit great Neptune had been allow it by law of nature and nobility, which jus. known;

[god had woo'd, tifies the bastard's bearing of his father's coat, Whereon there were engrav'd those nymphs the distinguished with a bend sinister : Nicolas Upton And every several shape wherein for love he su’d; calls it, fissura, eò quod finditur à patriâ hære- Each daughter, her estate and beauty, every son; ditate (x); which is but his conceit: and read What nations he had rul'd, wliat countries he had Heuter's tract de liberâ hominis nativitate, where

[cost you shall find a kind of legitimation of that now No fish in this wide waste, but with exceeding disgraceful name bastard : which in more antique Was there in antique work most curiously embost. times was, as a proud title, inserted in the style She, in a watchet weed, with many a eurious wave, of great and most honourable princes. Pretending which as a princely gift great Amphitrite gave; this consanguinity, saint Edward's adoption, and Whose skirts were to the knee, with coral fring'd king Harold's oath, aided by successful arms, the below, Norman acquired the English crown; although To grace her goodly steps. And where she meant William of Poicters affirms (a), that on his death The path was strew'd with pearl: which though bed be made protestation, that his right was not

they orient were,

[rous clear ; hereditary, but by effusion of blood, and loss of Yet scarce known from her feet, they were so wondmany lives.

To whom the mermaids hold her glass, that she

may see Who him a daughter brought, which Heaven did

Before all other floods how far her beauties be: (wise, strangely spare.

Who was by Nereus taught, the most profoundly After composition of French troubles, Henry That learned her the skill of hidden prophecies, the first returning into England, the ship wherein By Thetis' special care; as Chiron erst had done his sons William and Richard were, betwixt Bar- To that proud bane of Tray, her god-resembling


[food () Marcian. Heracleot. spoti. B.

For her wise censure now, whilst ev'ry list'ning (7) Gemiticens. lib. 7. cap. 36. & lib. 3. (When reason somewhat cool'dtheir late distemperá

mood) (y) ff. Unde cognati l. 4. spurius. & tit. de Inclosed Severn in ; before this mighty rout, grad. affin. lib. 4. non facile. s. 8. Sciendum. She sitting well prepard, with count'nance grave ** Right of blood and kindred comes only by lawful

and stout,

[cause, marriage.”

Like some great learned judge, to end a weighty ()" A division, because he is separated from his Well furnish'd with the force of arguments and laws, father's inheritance.” ci. LX,VI. («) Histor, Cadomens.

Chiron brought up Achilles, son to Thetis.


(to go,

cap 18,


And every special proof that justly may be brought; Each part most highly pleas'd, then up the Now with a constant brow, a firm and settled session brake : thought,

When to the learned maids again invention spake; And at the point to give the last and final doom : * () ye Pegasian nymphs, that hating viler things, The people crowding near within the pester'd room, Delight in lofty hills, and in delicious springs, A slow soft marmuring moves amongst the won- That on Piërus born, and named of the place, d'ring throng,

(tongue : The Thracian Pimpla love, and Pindus often grace; As though with open ears they would devour his In Aganippa's fount, and in Castalia's brims, So Severn bare herself, and silence so she wan, That often have been known to bathe your crystal When to th' assembly thus she seriously began :


[fast'ned clue, “My near and loved nymphs, good hap ve both Conduct me through these brooks, and with a betide :

[reply'd: Direct me in my course, to take a perfect view Well Britons have ye sung ; you English, well Of all the wand'ring streams, in whose de trancing Which to succeeding times shall memorise your gyres, stories

(glories. Wise Nature oft herself her workmanship admires, To either country's praise, as both your endiess (So manifold they are, with such meanders wound, And from your list ning ears, sith vain it were to As may with wonder seem invention to confound) hold

(told, That to those British names, untaught the ear to What all-appointing Heaven will plainly shall be please, Both gladly be you pleas'd : for thus the powers Such relish I may give in my delicious lays, reveal,

[fail That all the armed orks of Neptune's grisly band, That when the Norman line in strength shall lastly With music of my verse, amaz'd may list’ning (Fate limiting the time) th' ancient Briton race


[call, Shall come again to sit upon the sovereign place. As when his Tritons' trumps do them to battle A branch sprung out of Brute, th' imperial top shall Within his surging lists to combat with the whale." get,

Thus have we overgone the Glamorganian Gowr, Which grafted in the stock of great Plantagenet, Whose promontory (plac'd to check the ocean's The stem shall strongly wax, as still the trunk doth pow'r) wither :

[it thither Kept Severn yet herself, till being grown too great, That power which bare it thence, again shall bring She with extended arms unbounds her ancient seat: By Tudor, with fair winds from Little Britain driven, And turning lastly sea, resigns imto the main §. To whom the goodly bay of Milford shall be What sovereignty herself but lately did retain. given ;

(arrive, Next, Loghor leads the way, who with a lusty crew As thy wise prophets, Wales, foretold his wish'd (Her wild and wand'ring steps that ceaselessly $. And how Lewellin's line in him should doubly pursne)

[on, For from his issue sent to Albany before, thrive. Still forward is enforc'd : as Amond thrusts her Where his neglected blood, his virtue did restore, And Morlas (as a maid she much relies upon) He first unto hinself in fair succession gain'd Entreats her present speed ; assuring her withal, The Steward's nobler name; and afterward attain'd Her best beloved isle, Bachannis, for her fall The royal Scottish wreath, upholding it in state. Stands specially prepard, of every thing supply'd. This stem, to Tudor's ? join'd, (which thing all When Guendra with such grace deliberately duth powerful fate

glide, So happily produc'd out of that prosperous bed, As Tovy doth entice: who setteth out prepar'd Whose marriages conjoin'd the white rose and the At all points like a prince, attended with a guard : red)

[wide, of which, as by her name, the near'st to her of kin Suppressing every plant, shall spread itself so Is Toothy, tripping down from Verwin's rusiylin', As in his arms shall clip the isle on every side. Through Rescob running out, with Pescover to By whom three sever'd realms in one shall firmly

(greet, stand,

(land : Those rills that forest loves; and doth so kindly As Britain-founding Brute first monarchiz'd the As to entrcat their stay she gladly would prevail. And Cornwal, for that thou no longer shalt contend, Then Tranant nicely treads upon the wat'ry trail : But to old Cambria cleave, as to thy ancient friend, The lively-skipping Brane, along with Gwethrick Acknowledge thou thy brood of Brute's high blood goes,

[lose, to be ;

[to thee; In Tovy's wand'ring banks themselves that scarcely And what hath hapt to her, the like t' bave chanc'd But Mudny, with Cledaugh, and Sawthy, soon The Britons to receive, when Heaven on them did resort,

[court. lower,

(power Which at Langadiloc grace their sovereign's wat’ry Locgria forc'd to leave; who from the Saxons' As when the servile world some gathering man Themselves in deserts, creeks, and mountinous espies,

[may rise, wastes bestow'd,

[abode : | Whose thriving fortune shows he to much wealth Or where the fruitless socks could promise them And through his prince's grace his followers may Why strive ye' then for that, in little time that prefer, shall

Or by revenue left by some dead ancestor; (As you are all made one) be one unto you all ? All louting low to him, him humbly they observe, Then take my final doom pronounced lastly, this; And happy is that man his nod that may deserve: That Lundy like ally'd to Wales and England is.” To Tovy so they stoop, to them upon the way

Which thus displays the spring within their view * James the fourth, sirnamed Steward, married that lay. Margaret, eldest daughter to Henry the seventh, king of England

: A pool or watery moor, VOL IV.



SO renown:

“ Near Denevoir, the seat of the Demetian * king | Being those immortals long before the Heaven, that Whilst Cambria was herself, full, strong, and

fell, flourishing,

(abide | Whose deprivation thence, determined their Hell : There is a pleasant spring 5, that constant doth And losing through their pride that place to them Hard by these winding shores wherein we nimbly assign'd, slide;

Predestined that was to map's regenerate kind, Long of the ocean lov'd, since his victorious band They, for th' inveterate hate to his election, still Tirst proudly did insult upon the conquer'd land. Desist not him to tempt to every damned ill: And thougb a hundred nymphs in fair D metia be, And to seduce the spirit, oft prompt the frajler Whose features might allure the sca-gods more

blood, than she,

Inveigling it with tastes of counterfeited good, His faucy takes her form, and her he only likes: And teach it all the sleights tbe soul that may excite (Who r knew half the shafts wberewith blind To yield up all her power unto the appetite. Cupid strikes?)

(of sea,

And to those curious wits if we ourselves apply, Which great and constant faith, show'd by the god which search the gloomy shades of deep philoThis clear and lovely nymph so kindly doth repay,


[show, As sufi’ring for his sake what love to lover ones, They reason so will clothe, as well the mind can With him sile sadly ebbs, with him she proudly That contrary eflects, from contraries may grow; flows.

And that the soula shape so strongly may conceit, To him her secret vows perpetually doth keep, As to herself the while may seem it to create ; Observing every law and custom of the deep.” By which th' abused sense more easily oft is led

Now Tovy tow'rd her fall (Langaddoc over-gone) To think that it enjoys the thing imagined. Her Dulas forward drives : and Cothy coming on But, toil'd in these dark tracts with sundry The train to over-take, the nearest way doth cast doubts replete,

[furious heat: Ere she Cacrmarden get : where Gwilly, making Calm shades, and cooler streams must quench this haste,

Which seeking, soon we find, where Cowen in her Bright Tovy entertains at that most famous town

[source, Which her great prophet" bred, who Wales doth Tow'rds the Sabrinian shores, as sweeping from her

Takes Towa, calling then karkenny by the way, And taking her a harp, and tuning well the strings, Her through the wayless woods of Cardiff to convey; To princely Tovy thus slie of the prophet sinys: A forest, with her floods environ'd so about, “Of Merlin and his skill what region doth not That hardly she restrains tl' unruly wat'ry rout, hear?

When swelling, they would seem her empire to The world shall still be full of Merlin every where. invade: A thousand lingering years his prophecies have An'l oft the lustful fawns and satyrs from her shade run,

[done: Were by the streams entic'd, abode with them to And scarcely shall have en till time itself be

make. Who of a British nymph was gotten, whilst she Then Morla, meeting Taw, her kindly in doth take : play'il

Cair coming with the rest, their wat'ry tracts that With a seducing spirit, which won the goodly maiti ; tread, (As all Demetia through, there was not found her Increase the Cowen all; that as their general head peer)

[ner, Their largess cloth receive, to bear out his expense : Who, be'ng so much renown'd for beauty far and Who to vast Neptune leads this courtly contluence. Great lords her liking sought, but still in vain they To the Pembrokian parts the Muse her still doth prov'd :

[lov'd; Upon that utmost point to the Ibérian deep, [keep, $. That spirit (to ber unknown) this virgin only By Cowdra coming in : where clear delightful air, Which taking human shape, of such perfection (That forests most aflect) doth welcome ber repair ; seem'd,

The Heliconian maids in pleasa it groves delight: As (all her suitors scorn'd) she only him esteem'd. (Floods cannot still content their wanton appetite) Who, feigning for her sake that he was come from And wand'ring in the woods, the neighbouring hills And richly could emow (a lusty batcheler) (far,

below, On her that prophet got, which from his mother's With wise ipollo meet, (who with bis ivory bow womb

Once in the paler shades the serpent Pythou slew) Of things to come foretold until the general doom." And hunting ost with him, the heartless deer But, of his feigned birth in sportinz iiy thus,


(wear. Suspect me not, that I this dreamed incubus Those beams then lay'd aside he us'd in Heaven to By strange opinions should licentiously subsist; Another forest-nymph is Narber, standing near, Or, self-conceited, ply the humorous Platonist, That with her curled top her neighbour would Which hol!ly lares affirm, that spirits them: Ives astound,

[brokian ground, With bojies, 'o commix with frail mortality (nupply Whose groves once bravely grac'd the fair PenAni bere allow them place, beneath this lower When Albion here beheld on this extended land, sphere

Amongst his well grown woouls, the shay-haird Of the ueconstant Moon; to tempt us daily here.

satyrs stand

[high, Some, earthly mixture take; as others, wbich (The sylians' clief resort) the shores then sitting aspire,

Which under water now so many fathoms ly : Then subt'ler shapes resume, of water, air, and fire, And wallowing porpice sport and lord it in the flood,

Where once the portlike oak, and large-linb'd 4 Of South Wales.

poplar stood. Ebox and towing with the sea.

Of all the forest's kind these two now only left. • Merlio, born in Caermardun.

Lut time, as guilty since to man's insatiate theft,

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